Life

Five boys by the lake

Young boys take a rest after swimming at Qargha lake in Kabul in Afghanistan on 18th July.

How space got its buzz back

It’s been 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing and space tourism is blowing up. Welcome to the new-age space race.

A legit local’s guide to Florence

Luisa Via Roma’s Andrea Panconesi gives us his go-to spots for the holy trinity: pizza, wine and aperitivo (arguably the second best Italian invention after Giorgio Moroder).

Malaga’s Vir­gen del Car­men procession

Penitents take part in the Virgen del Carmen brotherhood procession during Malaga’s Carmen day celebrations on 16th July. Every year, an image of the Virgin, the patron saint of seafarers, is placed on a boat, which sails down the coast.

The Rafael Nadal Fore­hand in motion

Spain’s Rafael Nadal plays a forehand in his Men’s Singles second round match against Australia’s Nick Kyrgios on day four of The Championships, Wimbledon on 4th July.

The Earth’s only total solar eclipse of 2019

Photo of the day: Chileans watch the sky with special suits prior to a total solar eclipse in Paiguano, Chile on 2nd July. Around 25,0000 tourists arrived to the small town in the Elqui Valley, 650 km away Santiago.

The future of your face

Isobel Thompson traces the backlash against facial recognition. From police biometrically mapping faces to nationwide watch-lists, will the balance between citizens and the state soon topple?

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